july 23 – 24, 2017…

during these days, i have been grateful for…

…a quiet, birthday spent with the girls and r*****d. the girls went to great pains to provide me with a birthday meal fit for a queen. w***y picked out ribs and j***y woke up early and rubbed them down. and then, began prepping them. they cooked all long four or five hours and filled the apartment with delicious and tantalizing scents. j***y plated my food first and bestowed a beautiful and aroma filled plate upon my place setting. the meat fell right off of the bone and was delicious. they were paired with potato salad and applewood smoked, bacon, baked beans. all were absolutely delightful. r*****d had w***y buy a reese’s peanut butter, ice cream cake. they put a tealight candle in the middle of it, sang happy birthday, while j***y videotaped the whole affair, i made a wish, blew out my candle, and will apparently be getting my wish…

…all of the birthday greetings and well-wishes from my friends and family. a lot of which, i have had for thirty plus years. those made my day very special…

…a surprise birthday greeting from my friend, that was very much appreciated and very much unexpected, made my day feel more important…

…a day off of workouts from, j**s. and, a fun “pretend” trip to the magic kingdom, where we “rode” space mountain and ate churros. she “bought” me glow in the dark, mickey ears,  and “made” me “wear” them in the park that night. before the trip, i was “treated” to a “whirl-wind shopping spree,” in which i am “pointed” in the right direction…nerdy, vintage star wars t-shirt, new charcoal cargo shorts that fit and don’t fall off, and snazzy new vans. i “picked out” a purple, swatch watch with a french bulldog, on the face to round out my outfit. the whole “shopping spree” was the result of me “threatening” to wear 1970’s short, dolphin’s shorts…a vintage, golden rod colored, chargers t-shirt…1970’s knee socks with three stripes around the top…1970’s wallabee’s shoes…and, a 1970’s crocheted, pabst blue ribbon, beer can hat. so, other than our “imaginary trip,” i went nowhere and did nothing…

…today, buggs and i went to the dogpark and the splashpad. i walked laps around the park, while he peed everywhere, and ran around. it was hot and muggy…both mama and boy went through the sprinklers…

…my car that is my freedom. i love them both, the car and the freedom…

…a second birthday card and present from my dad. the thought and deed were much appreciated…

i am aging gracefully. i am accepting what is, in this moment. i am coming home, soon.

namaste.

 

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